Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Two weeks ago, my grandmother passed away - the last grandparent I had left. As those of you with experience in dealing with deceased family members know, the funeral is only the start; the next part is taking care of the deceased's affairs, which includes going through all their belongings to determine what to do with them. I took care of my grandmother's extensive book collection, and while doing so, I hit something that fascinated me to no end: a six-volume Christian Encyclopaedia from 1956. In it, I found something I just had to share with OSNews.
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Comment on Religion and Evolution
by reez on Sat 9th Jun 2012 17:13 UTC
reez
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I looked up "Evolution", and to my surprise, I was completely and utterly wrong - the topic was described in great scientific detail, explaining how evolution works, who contributed to the subject, and some of the aspects of it that still required further study because scientists didn't yet understand them fully (we're talking 1956, after all). No dogmas, no ridicule, no disparaging words or other forms of negativity. In fact, it could've come from any strictly secular science book and it'd be perfectly acceptable.


Well all this science vs religion nonsense is a new thing. Gregor Mendel for example was monk and even though we Charles Darwin is the father of the evolution theory Mendel discovered how inheritance works and described it in great detail.

People somehow started to mix up science with believe. There are a lot of scientists that are theist, the Vatican even has their own observatory and they add a lot to science.

One also shouldn't mix up Christianity with Creationism. There are a lot things that go wrong with church and I don't believe in a god either, but saying that someone who does isn't able to do science is just completely wrong.

It even goes further than that. Saying there is no god without proving it is from a scientific point of view just as wrong as stating their is one without proving it.

Also people, scientist, priest or both are in general wrong about most of the stuff they find out, even if they consider them proven.

Basing your moral decision on any of these, at least for me doesn't sound rational (if moral decisions can be rational at all).


Nevertheless. Great article!
(and sorry about your loss)

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